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Box.net has made its commitment to offer more diverse applications and features for its mobile users. The company is targeting workers who have a need to constantly share files and documents, to do this they have updated their Android application last Thursday to support tablet PCs. To accomplish these additional features Box.net added RIM’s [...]

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In one of the Jurassic Park movies, there was a statement, “You can’t contain life, life finds a way”. I believe that the same statement can be applied to innovation as well. Whatever circumstances, innovation would find a way to break through.  Perhaps, the tougher the conditions, more innovation would come about.

However, if [...]

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Cloud Cruiser launched today its cloud cost management solution for OpenStack in general availability; the solution features workflow tools that provide management and accounting capabilities for optimizing capex and opex costs in heterogeneous cloud computing environments. Cloud Cruiser develops cost management software that is designed specifically for enterprises and server providers to gain transparency, [...]

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Nutanix, a Cloud storage infrastructure startup announced today the launch of its flagship product Nutanix Complete Cluster, which it claims is “the industry’s first truly converged server and storage infrastructure for enterprise-class virtualization that removes the need for network storage.”

With its Complete Cluster, a high-performance hardware plus software solution, Nutanix [...]

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Due to stringent requirements, many government agencies have been slow to adopt the cloud, but Amazon’s new AWS GovCloud could be the solution. AWS GovCloud is a new secure region specialized for US government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive data into the cloud.

On Tuesday, Amazon’s senior vice president of AWS Andy [...]

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OpenLogic has a new product offering for PaaS (platform-as-a-service), CloudSwing, which is focused on providing technical services for open-source products for developers. CloudSwing users will now also have a way to bring together their software stacks for the cloud platform.

Kim Weins, OpenLogic’s senior vice president for marketing said that customers will [...]

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Google has recently made its biggest investment acquisition when it finally decided to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion dollars.

Motorola Mobility being the leading supporter of Google’s Android mobile phone OS made smartphones and tablets PCs run on the software, which they called the Xoom.

The recent acquisition will give Google an upper [...]

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Sprint is looking to offer “hosted collaborating services” to SMBs as a move to get into the cloud services market and ultimately help the company grow. The company plans to use its own data center to provide services.

Sprint is following the footsteps of other telecom companies like Verizon, who back in January picked [...]

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RentTheCloud.com was built by A-Frame Technology Services, a brokerage service that matches companies seeking cloud services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) with cloud vendors. The company claims that RentTheCloud.com is 100% success based and removed the risk involved in evaluating and implementing cloud services.

If you land on The RentTheCloud.com website you’ll [...]

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Amazon’s Direct Connect is now working wonders by providing 10 Gbps through their cloud network. This is so far from the time when WAN lines were used in personal computers. In the past IBM’s SNA operated at just the speed of 19kbps in the 70’s and 80’s. But, now Amazon is speeding up and [...]

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The Big Shift to Cloud-based Security

How small and medium-sized organizations can manage their IT risks and maintain regulatory compliance with minimal staff and budget.

Keeping IT systems secure and running within regulatory compliance mandates, especially for mid-sized and even small businesses, seems next to impossible. There are many [...]

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It’s one thing to say infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals need to invest in infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing; it’s quite another to justify the financial and resource commitments.This requires a business case that validates the investment on grounds of business empowerment,cost savings, or faster time-to-market. Positive return on investment (ROI) from cloud computing can’t [...]

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Okta, a cloud based management startup company in San Francisco, recently closed a $16.5 million of venture investment. A new startup business that specializes in access and identity management through the cloud environment has earned the respect of investors that is why they were able to get a huge amount of financing.

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Ingram Micro’s Services Division (NYSE: IM) announced during a Cloud Summit last June that they have now included N-able’s remote management platform, Symantec’s Endpoint cloud security and Trend Micro’s Business Security Services in their cloud service offerings.

Renee Bergeson, vice president of managed services and cloud computing at Ingram Micro in North America said [...]

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How small and medium-sized organizations can manage their IT risks and maintain regulatory compliance with minimal staff and budget.

Keeping IT systems secure and running within regulatory compliance mandates, especially for mid-sized and even small businesses, seems next to impossible. There are many reasons for this – but fortunately, several recent technological trends show [...]

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Apprenda, the deploy-anywhere Platform as a Service (PaaS) stack for .NET, today announced it has closed a $10 million Series B round of funding. Led by Ignition Partners with participation from previous investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and High Peaks Venture Partners (HPVP), the new capital will be used to accelerate the product [...]

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Cloud marketing has the ability to drastically change the ways in which they reach and engage their audience, particularly with regard to distributing and storing mission-critical data. READ MORE
Gartner: BYOD to Take Center Stage For Mobile App Use by 2017
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Maturity in the Cloud: Start Thinking Like a Grown-Up
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PwC: Cloud, SaaS and Mobile Are Changing Software Industry
The software industry is undergoing major changes by trends such as cloud, SaaS, mobile technology and the “consumerization of IT”. READ MORE
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